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Malaysia rolls out red carpet for Qatar’s Amir

Qatar’s Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (second left), inspects an honor guard during a welcome ceremony at parliament house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Oct 16. (AP)

Malaysia on Monday rolled out the red carpet for Qatar’s Amir, who is on his first trip to Southeast Asia four months after a diplomatic crisis erupted between his nation and four Arab countries. Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, who arrived in Kuala Lumpur late Sunday, was given a 21-gun salute at a state welcoming ceremony in Parliament attended by Malaysia’s king, Prime Minister Najib Razak and Cabinet ministers. Meanwhile, Sheikh Tamim and Razak oversaw the inking of four memoranda of understanding between the two countries.

The MoUs were inked on Sunday. They stipulated cooperation for training diplomats, coordination in the sector of higher education, the legal and judicial fields. Malaysian Foreign Minister Dato’ Sri Anifah Aman and her Qatari counterpart, Sheikh Mohammad Abdulrahman Al-Thani, signed two MoUs on training the diplomats and cooperating at the level of higher education. (Agencies)

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